[cdt-l] New Mexico trespassing
bealsjw at yahoo.com
Tue May 1 16:07:49 CDT 2007
I alredy have jonathan's maps and haven't printed or
used them to navigate as of yet, do I need to consider
looking at another set as well? -Joe
--- Ginny & Jim Owen <spiritbear2k at hotmail.com> wrote:
> michael sandoval wrote:
> > I have a quick question: what is the deal
> with trespassing in New
> >Mexico? Do thru hikers just hop fences and think
> nothing about it? Do we
> >need to hop fences? What is the story down there?
> > michael
> > >From: Caryl Bergeron <caryl_bergeron at yahoo.com>
> > >Reply-To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
> > >To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
> > >Subject: [cdt-l] New Mexico Permits
> > >Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 11:40:36 -0700 (PDT)
> > >
> > >We're looking at the New Mexico State Lands
> Office and see that their
> > >recreational use permit costs $25. Is this
> really required and does
> > >anybody actually get one?
> > >
> Let's go for a double play here -
> For Caryl - To my knowledge nobody's ever brought
> up the question before.
> It's illegal to camp on NM State land, but as far as
> I know it's not illegal
> to walk across it. So - why would you need a
> recreational use permit? If
> you want to pursue this, call them. And then please
> let the rest of us know
> the answer.
> For Michael - There's no reason to be trespassing.
> I know - there are those
> who have proudly proclaiimed how often they've
> trespassed. That's kinda
> like bragging about being too dumb to know where you
> are. Nor does it take
> a GPS to keep you straight - all it takes is the
> right maps (the BLM land
> use maps) - and the elementary ability to
> "navigate." Meaning - the ability
> to actually pay attention to where you are and
> relate what you see to the
> map. Anyone who can't do that shouldn't be on the
> trail in the first place
> - because even with a GPS you have to relate to the
> Truth is that the CDT is very nearly as well marked
> as the PCT - the
> exceptions being the Carson Forest in NM and a
> couple places lin Colorado.
> Hmm - back to the subject at hand - none of the
> above means you'll never
> have to hop a fence. A lot of the BLM land is
> divided into fenced sections,
> with barbed wire around each one mile square. We
> found that the easiest way
> to "hop" a fence was to find a place where we could
> slide under - and use a
> piece of Tyvek to slide on - real slick. Just be
> sure you're hopping the
> RIGHT fence.
> BTW - the RIGHT maps are listed on our website at
> http://spiriteaglehome.com/cdt06%20maps.html .
> Specifically, we used the
> appropriate BLM and USFS maps - as well as
> Jonathon's maps.
> Walk softly,
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